“Rio Loco” music festival invited many groups and artists from the African continent, including French Cameroonian James BKS, Ghanaian from Fokn Bois, and Angolan Pongo.
Every Wednesday, World africa Showcasing three musical novelties from or inspired by the African continent. This week, Toulouse hosted one of the first post-containment open-air festivals in France, and its measures are applicable to the Covid-19 epidemic (the audience is seated, the number of people per day is reduced to 2,800, etc.). And for this 26electronic From June 13th to 20th, as part of the “Africa 2020” cultural season, “Rio Loco” chose to invite Africa.
The plan is rich in content, incorporating established values and discoveries. The main stage of the Filter Meadow where the festival is held will therefore see about 20 groups and artists parade. Among them, France-Rwanda Gaël Faye and Germany-Nigeria Ayo; Congolese Jupiter & Okwess, Ray Lema and Sam Mangwana; Malians Amadou & Mariam, Fatoumata Diawara and Bassekou Kouyaté; Cameroon’s Blick Bassy, Côte d’Ivoire’s Dobet Gnahoré, Senegal’s Wasi Diop…
Another stage called “Afrika Sound System” will host DJ performances, with French-Algeria Paloma Colombe, Tunisian Azu Tiwaline, Senegal Ibaaku, Anglo-Nigerian DJ Juba or Uganda Bushfya and Catu Diosis on deck. Finally, a more family-oriented program is planned, including storytelling and fanfare, while exhibitions, conferences and round tables will be organized in various places in the Pink City.
Among the many offers (Searchable online), we have selected three concerts not to be missed: the concerts of French Cameroonian producer James BKS, Ghanaian rap group Fokn Bois and Angolan singer Pongo.